Robert Gibbons is the author of eleven books of poetry, numerous chapbooks, a memoir, Labors
in Vineyards of Desire, and Olson/Still:Crossroad, a study of the work of Charles Olson and
Clyfford Still. He was born in Salem, Massachusetts, and worked for many years as a librarian at
the National Gallery of Art. From 2004 to 2011, he was poetry and fiction editor of the journal
Janus Head. Hailed by poet and literary critic William Heyen as “one of the great writers of our
time,” Gibbons’ poetry has been translated into Italian and Danish.